Parishes play a prominent part in recent studies on late medieval and early modern culture. Current debates on religious change, political life and cultural identities in local communities demonstrate the wide range of approaches to the subject and the benefits of scholarly exchange.
The combination of general scholarly interest and related projects of early modernists at Warwick has led to the conception of the ‘Warwick Symposium on Parish Research’ as an annual forum for specialized papers and general discussion on parish-related themes. Contributions reflect a wide range of interdisciplinary approaches to both British and European parishes from c. 1300 to c. 1800.
FOURTH SYMPOSIUM: 'RITUALS AND THE PARISH'
UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK, HUMANITIES BUILDING, SATURDAY 20 MAY 2006, 11-6
Arthur Bissegger, Lausanne/Basel, Switzerland: ‘Medieval Parish Rituals in the Diocese of Lausanne: The Evidence from Obituaries’
Bridget Heal, University of St Andrews: ‘Images of the Virgin Mary and Marian ritual in German parishes’
Christopher Marsh, Queen’s University, Belfast: ‘Music and ritual in English parish churches 1550-1700’
Comment: Edward Muir, Northwestern University, USA
We hope to attract a mixture of established scholars and postgraduate research students, with new participants always welcome. In order to enhance discussion, and preserve an informal seminar atmosphere, the number of places is limited to c. 40.
To register please download the application form from the Symposium website (http://go.warwick.ac.uk/parishsymposium) and return it to Susan Dibben, Humanities Research Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, by Friday 14 April 2006 together with a cheque for £20 (staff/waged) and £10 (postgraduates), payable to "The University of Warwick". Thanks to a conference grant of the Royal Historical Society, the first twenty postgraduates to register will have their fee reimbursed on the day of the symposium.
The Symposium is an initiative of the ‘Warwick Network for Parish Research’ which hopes to facilitate academic exchange in the field. For further information please visit the Network website at: http://go.warwick.ac.uk/parishnetwork.
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